April 4, 2010

Sunday Question: Who wants free cards?

I was at Target the other day and saw this lonely blaster on the shelf and it was very reasonably priced and I thought, "hmm.... I should buy that and give it away in a contest." Well, I thought it was a splendid idea.

I came up with the contest question while out with my brother and his friend playing baseball the other day. My glove is over 20 years old (gasp), and I have one that I bought in college about 8 years ago that I just never was able to break in, and is an outfielders glove (read: easier to catch with) which is larger than my glove I used to play third base. We had a laugh over who the stamped signature in my glove is since this player is long since retired. Then it hit me, there is the question.

**In light of the season kicking off tonight, and baseball being in full swing the contest question is:

What player's signature stamp is in the palm of my first baseball glove?

Hint: He was a pitcher.

The prize will be a 2006 Fleer Ultra blaster.



Also, feel free to share if your first glove had a signature in it, and who it was if you would like.

The contest will run from today until Wednesday to give everyone a chance to participate in case some people are away this weekend for the holiday. If no one guesses correctly, I will offer another hint.

54 comments:

  1. Nolan Ryan.

    I never had players names on my gloves, it was just something I didn't like. However, I do have promo gloves from the Syracuse Chiefs, and some have signatures.

    Alex Rodriguez is on the last facsimile item I purchased, a wooden Louisville Slugger.

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  2. My first glove was a hand-me-down from my sister. Fernando Valenzuela.

    Now, mine just says Mizuno.

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  3. I am going to go with Kevin Brown

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  4. I'm not entering the contest -- too many cards floating around here as it is.

    My first glove was a Jose Canseco model.

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  5. dwight gooden my guess as well as the name on my first glove

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  6. My first player model glove was a Jose Canseco, although I always wanted a Mark McGwire first baseman's glove.

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  7. Greg Maddux, because he was on one of my gloves.

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  8. Tom Glavine?

    My first glove was a black Regent infielders mitt. Darryl Strawberry.

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  9. By the way, I'm totally going to bid on my old mitt.. I lost mine during my last year of little league.

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  10. Bert Blyleven

    My first glove is sitting on a shelf behind me right now with a card of the player positioned in the pocket ! Don't die laughing,I know I'm OLD. Richie Ashburn!



    BY the way I received your cards and wrappers. They were great! I have 5 trades to post.

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  11. Bret Saberhagen

    i know i still have his model glove, so why not give it a shot

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  12. Orel Hershiser is my guess. My first glove was Dave Winfield.

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  13. Ron Guidry.

    My first glove had a Tom Seaver signature.

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  14. David Cone

    My first glove was a Ken Griffey Jr. and I still have it.

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  15. me say the Texas Express, Nolan Ryan.

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  16. I'll go with Roger Clemens

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  17. Hmm. My guess is Dennis Eckersley.

    My first glove was Ken Griffey, Jr., and my first bat was a Darryl Strawberry.

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  18. You: Doug Drabek

    Me: Bobby (Not Barry, but his dad) Bonds)

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  19. I'll guess Jose Rijo.

    My first glove was Mike Schmidt.

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  20. I'm going to have to say Nolan Ryan...

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  21. I'm going to go with Mike Flanagan because he was on my first glove.

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  22. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Bob Welch.

    My first glove, well, I don't remember who's name was in it (most likely Jeter, since I was a SS), but it is long gone now.

    Kind of sad to think about it now.

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  23. Since everyone posted before me what I was going to say(Ryan), they would win. So I'll go out on a limb and say Gossage.

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  24. Some of these answers are cracking me up, I don't know why but they are.

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  25. I will go with Mark Langston.

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  26. How about Dave Stewart?

    The real question is, what happened in the Target warehouse? My Target has the same 4-year old blasters for the same price.

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  27. I am going to guess Roger Clemens. His name was everywhere 20 years ago..

    And my first glove? Cal Ripken, Jr.

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  28. TOM GLAVINE is my guess

    My first glove had Glavine's sig stamped on it so I figured it was a worthy guess. However, that glove was about 6 inches long. The first glove that I picked out for myself was none other than Derek Jeter. Wouldn't have it any other way

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  29. Don Larsen, how old do you think I am? LOL

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  30. My guess would be Dave Righetti

    At least he was my first glove!

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  31. roger clemens is my guess.

    my first glove had Mike Schmidt's auto in the palm.

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  32. If we're allowed a second guess, then I'm going to say Steve Avery.

    If not, then just send me that Fleer Ultra Blaster anyway.

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  33. I didn't see Steve Carlton so I'll go with him.

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  34. Mark Davis?

    I can't remember who was on my first glove. But Eddie Murry was on my first bat.

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  35. I want to say Rob Dibble for some reason but I will go with Mike Mussina.

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  36. My guess is Tom Seaver.

    My first glove was a George Brett mocel.

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  37. I had a Ripkin glove when I was little.

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  38. Don't tell me you had a Goose Gossage glove?

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  39. Whoops, someone already picked Gossage. I can't think of any more mid-80s Yankees pitchers that would be good enough for a glove signature. Hoping you were a Mets fan back in the day, I'll go with Ron Darling.

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  40. OK, let's see. Twenty years ago (at least) puts the glove smack dab in the middle of the Junk Wax Era; about 1990.

    I'm guessing Dwight Gooden.

    My guess out of left field is LaMarr Hoyt. (I don't know, maybe it was a budget glove...)

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  41. Kazuo Uzuki ? No? OK, then David Cone

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